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Smartphone-powered Ultrasound Machine

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation — no bigger than a Band-Aid — is portable, wearable and can be

Sunscreen reduces melanoma risk

Sunscreen reduces melanoma risk by 40% in young people

Yes you heard it right Sunscreen can reduce melanoma risk.  Melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men aged 25-49 years and second most common cancer in women aged 25-49 years, after breast cancer. Approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with

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Gene Editing just got easier

An international team of researchers has made CRISPR technology more accessible and standardized by simplifying its complex implementation. The simpler, faster CRISPR, which is presented in the journal Nature Communications, offers a broad platform for off-the shelf genome engineering that may lower the barrier of entry

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2018 Global healthcare Outlook

For health plans, and the US health care industry overall, 2017 was marked by efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. While the continuing ACA political landscape is certainly newsworthy, as we look to 2018, it is important for health plans to consider the big-picture,

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10 Best Medical Innovations of 2018

Each year the Cleveland Clinic determines what the top 10 Medical Innovations in healthcare will be for the following year. The criteria to be considered an innovation is that it has to be so innovative that it could change healthcare in a significant way in the

Big Data Could Help Piece Together Our Evolution

Big Data Could Help Piece Together Our Evolution

Using Big Data researchers have developed a new method for sifting through genomic data in search of genetic variants that have helped populations adapt to their environments. The technique, dubbed SWIF(r), could be helpful in piecing together the evolutionary history of people around the world,

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CAR T-Cell Therapy: All You Need to Know

You might have heard of CAR-T Cell therapy as a “miracle cure” for cancer. The approval of Novartis’ Kymriah, the first CAR-T therapy, made headlines in August 2017 as it was the first gene-edited cell therapy for cancer to make it to the market. The

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2018 Healthcare Trends to Watch

Healthcare Trends to watch in 2018 that will be distinguished by persistent uncertainty and risk. 2018 will be distinguished by persistent uncertainty and risk for the US health industry. 2018 is likely to mirror 2017 – a year marked by raucous debates over health and

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Universal Flu Vaccine – Coming in Our Future

Universal Flu Vaccine is it possible? Influenza kills between 250,000 and half a million people annually, according to the World Health Organization. And major pandemics are capable of causing millions of deaths across the globe, much like the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, which was